GRIFFITH, Terry E. TERRY E. GRIFFITH Terry E. Griffith, 62, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday June 10, 2014 after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. Terry was the son of the late Franklin and Ruth Griffith. He was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was one of ten children. In 1971 Terry enlisted in the United States Army and obtained the rank of Corporal. He served as Military Police stationed in Thailand for nearly two years during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge in 1978 Terry attended Penn State University and later transferred to Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) where he met his wife, Dianne, to whom he was married nearly 35 years. Terry graduated from EKU in 1979 with a degree in criminal justice and began his career in loss prevention at Walmart. After 30 years of dedicated service he retired as the Southeast Regional Director of Asset Protection. Terry was pursuing a M.S. in Safety, Security and Emergency Management at EKU until shortly after his diagnoses. Terry was devoted to God and his family. He enjoyed Church, vacations, family dinners, sitting on his back porch, and long walks with his two dogs. Terry always enjoyed sports and lived an active lifestyle. Spending time with his family was a priority to him, and he was his children's number one fan at their swim meets. In addition to his wife, Terry is survived by his son, Tyler, and daughter and son-in-law, Shawna and Andrew Nickerson. He is also survived by his siblings: Richard, Donald, David, George, Ron, Sharon Fredrickson, and Joan Jackson. Terry is preceded by his brother, Franklin and sister, Barbara Ginerich. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M until the time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Pallbearers will be Tyler Griffith, Andrew Nickerson, Col. David O'Meara, USAF (RET), Donny Jackson, David Aimone, Ron Griffith, David Griffith, Richard Griffith, and Larry Kole. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting their website woundedwarriorproject.org. Donations will also be accepted at the service. Arrangements by H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 12, 2014